Vizio 47-inch LED TV: Vizio XVT473SV 47″ TruLED LCD HDTV
Cnet rated Vizio XVT473SV as 4/5 excellent. XVT3SV series LCD TV is the first ever Vizio LCD TV rated as excellent on cnet. “The Vizio XVT3SV series’ excellent picture quality, thoughtful design, scads of features, and reasonable price combine to make it the best value among high-end LED-based LCD TVs today.”
Vizio XVT473SV received a great review at avguide:
” Packed with a range of useful Internet applications, the set delivers excellent video performance, and is priced hundreds of dollars less than some competitive models. The inclusion of the dual band 802.11n wireless adapter is a big plus, as is the support of multiple streaming subscription content providers and the extensive range of other Internet apps that the set features.”
Vizio XVT553SV, another model in the same series, was reviewed at televisioninfo.com. This review commented on the color accuracy and a large viewing angle of XVT553SV. But also indicated the “terrible” black levels.
It seems to me the black level of Vizio XVT 3 series is a controversy. AVguide believes that the black levels of Vizio XVT473SV is excellent: ”Vizio excels at delivering excellent deep blacks.” Some users at AVS Forum indicated that the auto dimming feature has to be turned off to get crisp picture and contrast.
Web500′s bottom line:
Vizio XVT473SV is Vizio’s top of the line 2010 LED HDTV with rich features such as great Internet contents and built-in WiFi 802.11n dual band. Considering the price and the full range of features and connectivity (5HDMI inputs), it is a good buy for the money.
Key features of from manufacturer’s description:
- VIA™ (VIZIO INTERNET APPS)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather.
The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.
- CUSTOMIZED BLUETOOTH® UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
This customized Bluetooth® remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room.
This direct type, backlit HDTV utilizes Smart Dimming™ to intelligently control LED blocks turning them on and completely off based on the content you’re watching.
- Smart Dimming™ intelligently controls each blocks of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, more bold colors.
- DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO
10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.
- 240Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology delivers 240 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
- SRS TRUVOLUME™
SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming.
- SRS TRUSURROUND HD™
SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound.